Clint Robison is the managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles Office. He is a highly regarded employment attorney who provides counseling, litigation and risk management services to medium- and large-sized public and private entities.
He handles all aspects of employment litigation and advice, including wage and hour matters, discrimination claims, employment contracts, trade secret issues, retaliation claims, sexual harassment claims, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues. His clients include financial institutions, restaurants, manufacturers, health care companies, insurance companies and other business entities. Mr. Robison also defends employment class actions and manages complex litigation. He has defended matters before the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on wage and hour issues.
Several boards of directors have sought and trusted Mr. Robison to conduct internal corporate investigations into sensitive and confidential matters. He has also advised on the implementation and use of wage and hour compliance systems and advised and defended business and ERISA plans regarding claims by participants, beneficiaries and the DOL alleging fiduciary violations and improper denial of benefits. Mr. Robison has successfully tried federal and state cases and has engaged in hundreds of arbitrations and mediations, including complex and multi-plaintiff matters.
Mr. Robison has testified before California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) on behalf of employer groups concerning the implementation of employment legislation. He regularly speaks before professional and business groups on a variety of employment-related topics and teaches certified classes to human resources professionals.
Before joining O’Hagan Meyer, Mr. Robison was a Shareholder at LeClairRyan, where he was a member of the firm’s steering committee for its national employment law practice group and directed the firm’s employment law practice for the west region. He also served as a member of the firm’s Nominating and Governance Committee, overseeing its Board of Directors.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Robison was an international businessman. He managed a petroleum and raw materials trading desk for a large foreign conglomerate. He and his team received several commendations including “Most Profitable Team” worldwide.
- Practice Areas
Education and Admissions
- Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1991, Dean’s List, American Jurisprudence Awards for Civil Procedure and Agency and Partnership
- University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., Economics and Political Science, 1986
Professional Organization Memberships
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Beverly Hills Bar Association
- Society for Human Resources Management
- Professional Liability Underwriting Society
- Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA): District 9 Board, Past Member; Government Affairs Committee, Past Member
News, Honors, Publications & Speeches
Mr. Robison has written several articles concerning employment issues published in the Daily Journal, Employment Management Today, HR Advisor and HR Staffing Journal. In addition, Mr. Robison is frequently quoted in various publications regarding issues of importance to employers including, the Society of Human Resource Management, the National Law Journal, the LA Daily News, ABC News. Mr. Robison is a sought after speaker who has presented the following topics: “No Rotten Apples; Rightful Terminations Made (Not Easy) But Possible; National Association of Retail Credit Attorneys, Annual Meeting “DOL Reshaping National Workplace Agenda”, BLR
- “Avoiding Startlingly High Fines and Expensive Lawsuits Based on Failure to Pay Overtime on Bonuses,” Business & Legal Reports
- “Avoiding Liability When You Discover That an Applicant or Employee Has a Criminal History,” Council on Education in Management
- “What to Do When FMLA Leave Comes to an End: Managing Hairy Return-to-Work and Termination Issues,” Council on Education in Management
- “Understanding the Use and Legality of Waivers of Discrimination Claims in Severance Agreements, Council on Education in Management,
- “What HR Professionals Must Know About How the Legal System Works,” Council on Education in Management
- “Complying with HIPAA and the New Breach Notification Regulations,” Council on Education in Management
- “Textual Harassment: Employer Risk from Text Messages, Email and Internet Communications” Stafford
- “DOT Drug and Alcohol Regulations: The How and Why of Compliance for Today’s Workforce,” Council on Education in Management
- “Understanding the Use and Legality of Waivers of Discrimination Claims in Severance Agreements, Council on Education in Management
- “How to Prepare a Legally Compliant EEO-1 Report,” Council on Education in Management
- “EEO-1 Reports: Staying out of Trouble with the EEOC,” Employment Law
- “Meeting the Challenges of Mental Health Issues under the ADA and the FMLA”, Council on Education in Management
- “Using Medical Experts to Determine if an Employee is Disabled and Whether a Reasonable Accommodation Exists,” Council on Education in Management
- “Make or Break Your Case: Winning Strategies for Employment Discovery,” Labor & Employment Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association
- “Leaves of Absence, Untangling the Legal Web” Poms & Associates Annual Seminar
- Leave Laws for Human Resources Professionals, Two Day Accredited Course; Council on Education in Management